Picks and Pans Review: Songs of Summer '09
THE BLACK EYED PEAS "I Gotta Feeling" Starting you off on a high, this feel-good party anthem gets a slight nod over "Boom Boom Pow."
LADY GAGA "LoveGame" "This beat is sick," boasts Gaga, backing it up with a dirty, funky electro groove.
KRISTINIA DEBARGE "Goodbye" A dance-pop kiss-off perfect for strutting all over his heart in your pumps.
JORDIN SPARKS "Battlefield" Wins the war of American Idols over Kelly Clarkson's "I Do Not Hook Up."
PINK "Please Don't Leave Me" This breakup song, teetering on the verge of a breakdown, stays with you.
DRAKE "Best I Ever Had" The hottest new rapper makes like a young Kanye on this top-down cruiser.
JEREMIH "Birthday Sex" A slinky grinder that will get you and your honey down to your birthday suits.
KINGS OF LEON "Use Somebody" Captures the longing of all those who don't have a summer sweetheart.
GREEN DAY "21 Guns" Staying in rock-ballad mode, this aims for the heavens and soars all the way there.
MICHAEL JACKSON "Man in the Mirror" A message from Michael to close your summer '09 playlist.